I don't know if the lines are related but here is the information that I have on my ALLENS: Lydia Allen born 1797. Her father was William Allen of Overton Co, TN . Her brother was Rev. John S. Allen. He was a well-known buisnessman and pioneer of Bethany, Harrison Co., Mo. Julia married Beverly Travis supposedly in Overton Co, TN. They had 10 children. They moved from TN to McLean, ILL around 1837 or 1838 and then eventually to Mo. near Bethany. Beverly was also a pioneer of Harrison Co., Mo.